Karen Reddington is President of Asia Pacific Division of FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company.
In this role, which Ms. Reddington took up in January 2015, she heads up Asia Pacific from its headquarters in Hong Kong. The Asia Pacific Division comprises three regions: North Pacific, headquartered in Tokyo; China, headquartered in Shanghai; and South Pacific, headquartered in Singapore. Ms. Reddington is responsible for leading the FedEx business across the region, including overall planning and implementation of corporate strategies and operations across more than 30 countries and territories with about 26,000 employees.
Ms. Reddington began her career with FedEx Express in 1997 as an Operations Research Advisor in Hong Kong. In 2002, she was promoted to the position of Managing Director, Network Planning. She served as Managing Director of Planning and Engineering in 2007, where she led the successful rollout of the FedEx operations optimization initiative as well as quality and service initiatives across the region. Most recently, Ms. Reddington was Regional Vice President of FedEx Express in South Pacific. She served in that role between 2011 and 2014. She is a four-time recipient of the prestigious FedEx Five Star Award for her outstanding contributions to the business.
Ms. Reddington is currently the Board Vice Chair of JA Asia Pacific. She also sits on the Board of Governors of the America Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and the Board of International Women’s Forum.
Ms. Reddington holds a PhD in operations research from The London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London.